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Image of actors in Ride the Cylone.
Ride the Cyclone, Fall 2023
Performance image of The Wedding Band.
The Wedding Band, Fall 2023
Actors on set production of She Loves Me.
She Loves Me, Spring 2024
Performance of Romeo and Juliet scene
Romeo and Juliet, Fall 2022
Image from performance of Little Women.
Little Women: The Broadway Musical, Fall 2022.
Stage play of Polkadots actors.
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Summer 2019

The School of Theater and Dance offers the right combination of scholarship, experience, and creativity. The program presents an effective blend of academic work, production experience and creative thinking—to prepare you for a productive and successful life in Theater. Housed in the Communications Building on the Southwest corner of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus, the Theater program combines the advantages of a large research University experience with the excitement of a fully-functioning theater production company. With a core faculty of working professionals and scholars, the department awards degrees at all levels of academic higher education: B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. and Ph.D.

The SIU Theater program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190.

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